Mount Trashmore, Virginia Beach’s Family Oriented Park!

Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach
Mount Trashmore Park in Virginia Beach

Mount Trashmore is a uniquely named park in North Central Virginia Beach. Families from all over Coastal Virginia come here to relax or exercise! If you’re new to the area, don’t be alarmed. You won’t be wading through trash while you are here. Mount Trashmore is some wonderful example of environmental engineering! The 60 foot high attraction was created using soil and trash, which is obviously the root of the moniker.

Mt Trashmore Stairs
Mt Trashmore Stairs

On this day, I went there to walk around. I accomplished plenty of that! Mount Trashmore Park is on 165 acres! You can burn off a couple of extra calories walking up and down the “Mountain”. Or if flatland is more your style, you can do laps around Lake Trashmore. The Lake Trail, as it is called, is a 1.5 mile trek. The Perimeter Trail goes around most of the park and is 2.2 miles. People often walk, jog, run, bike, skateboard, scoot and hover board around the trails. They are flat, so strollers are an option. Along the trails are outdoor fitness stations! Dogs are welcome!

The main mountain, again is 60 ft high, and 800 ft long. The sides are a huge temptation for kids to roll down! On any nice day, you can see children running up and down

Mt Trashmore Play Parks
Mt Trashmore Play Parks

The park has several playgrounds for kids. The big one, Kids Cove,  is just north of the mountain. There are extra nice bathrooms for you to powder your nose! If you get tired of all that walking, there is plenty of seating for parents to get a good view of the kids. There are covered picnic areas for family meals. The playground has the nice soft ground that makes falling children a lot more safe! It’s better on your feet than Dr Scholls!

Mt Trashmore Skate Park
Mt Trashmore Skate Park

For those of you with slightly older kids, there is a skate park north of Kids Cove, closer to Lake Windsor and Encore Hill. Bikes, scooters, skateboards and inline skaters are encouraged to enjoy this attraction. Participants will be expected to obtain a park pass ahead of time. Information on getting a pass can be found here. Expert riders may be excited to know about the 13.5 foot vert ramp here! Helmets are required to participate.

There are various extra large picnic shelters. There are areas for volleyball or horseshoes. There are vending machines and liberal amounts of restrooms. And seasonally, concession stands are available! For shelter reservations, please call 385-PARK.

All of this is easily accessible from nearby neighborhoods! I am a Realtor, so you know I need to mention it. Should you desire to live near this incredible investment in the Virginia Beach population’s happiness, you should check out the homes for sale in these neighborhoods.  Thalia Village, Windsor Woods, Thalia Trace, Windsor Oaks, Windsor Oaks West, Holland Meadows, and Larkspur. High Schools that serve these neighborhoods are Princess Anne High School, Kempsville High School and Green Run High School.

I always have a great time at Mount Trashmore. It is one of the most picturesque Virginia Beach areas to walk around outside and get some sun. if you would like to start looking at homes in this area, I am your Virginia Beach specialist. I grew up in Virginia Beach and I can help you find just the right property for you and your family. I also market the heck out of Virginia Beach, so I can get your home sold quicker and for more money. Give me a call and lets get started towards your goals!

Tom Taylor
757-589-1237

 

 

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Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money
Selling your Virginia Beach Property for more money

Hey there! Once again, I am Tom Taylor with VirginiaBeachResidence.com. I’m a Realtor® with Exit Realty Central. I wanted to let you know what we do, here, at Exit Realty Central, to put your house all over the Internet, because 92% of people are looking online for their next home!

We put your property on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, Craigslist, and several blogs. We are getting as many buyers interested in your property as possible. That gives you a choice of offers with varying offer amounts (The Money). It lets us get you better terms and conditions. Believe us, that is important. It lets us get your property in a shorter amount of time. You’re paying that mortgage. That’s money down the drain, especially if you’re not going to be in the home while you’re selling it. We want to go ahead and get rid of that mortgage because that is going to save you thousands of dollars.

Real Estate Virtual Tours
Real Estate Virtual Tours

Regular agents all put your home in the Multiple Listing service. They put a sign up. The put it on Realtor.Com and Zillow and Trulia. Give me a call if you would like to see how I differentiate myself when selling your home. Come take a look! We have some very cool and effective ways to get you a bunch of buyers! We have eListings. We have virtual tours that are really nice. I go over and above when creating a virtual tour for your property. I am accomplished at taking pictures that frame your house in the best light.

Please call me at (757)589-1237 and let me show you why we get more buyers for you, which translates into more money in your pocket and a quicker sale, to help you get on to your next step, whatever that may be!

Introducing Realtor® Tom Taylor

HI! I’m Tom Taylor with VirginiaBeachResidence.com. I created and maintain the site and this blog. I wanted to introduce myself to you! I’ve been a Realtor® specializing in Virginia Beach for coming up on 7 years now, in May. I am super lucky to be with Exit Realty Central. My background is computer administration, network administration and Internet marketing. (And a lot of graphic design) I marketing homes for sale on my blogs, Exit eListing sites, Promoshop, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Tumblr, Stumble Upon, Craigslist, Flickr and Pinterest! The reason I do that, is I am trying to find more buyers for my clients selling their homes. That gives you a better pool of buyers to choose from. More offers gives you a choice of terms and $money$! for your home!  If you would like to see examples of my marketing, let me know and let’s talk! Call 757-589-1237!

Oh! And become my friend on Facebook 😀 Not that i am desperate or anything, haha.

2412 Apiary Court, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454

2412 Apiary Ct, Virginia Beach VA , 23454
2412 Apiary Ct, Virginia Beach VA , 23454

We having Open Houses! See this amazing beautiful home Saturday 12 noon to 2 pm and Sunday 12 noon – 2pm!

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Property Description

Short Sale Price without the short sale wait! Price is Preapproved! Move into this beautiful home quickly! All the headaches from normal short sales have been dealt with already. Hardwood, carpet tile. Open 2 story foyer. Gas fireplace, patio, amazing kitchen! 2 master bedrooms w/ bathrooms, walk in closets, 2 Car Garage with automatic door opener. The yard is small, so be prepared for very little yardwork! In the sought-after First Colonial High School District! This home is extra nice. The walls are beautiful. The windows are beautiful. The floors are beautiful. The landscaped yard is beautiful. The neighborhood is beautiful. No home owner’s association! Right near 264 for quick commute times. Please come look!

To arrange an appointment, please call Tom at (757)589-1237. Thank you!

Key Details

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Full Baths 3
  • Half-Baths 1
  • Square Footage 2,687
  • Year Built 2009
  • MLS Listing ID #1535899

Location

Building

  • Number of Fireplaces 1
  • Flooring Carpet, Ceramic, Wood
  • Foundation Crawl
  • Interior Features Gas Firepl, Walk-In Attic, Walk-In Closet, Window Treatments
  • Type of roof Asphalt Shingle
  • Siding Brick, Vinyl
  • Stories 2.0
  • Style Contemp
  • Total Building Square Footage 2687

Rooms

  • Total Rooms 7

Structures

  • Fence Yes
  • Fence Type Back Fenced
  • Parking Description 4 Car, Attached, Garage, Driveway Spc
  • Pool Description No Pool

Systems

  • Appliances Gas Range, Microwave, Disposal, Washer Hookup, Dryer Hookup
  • Cooling System Central Air, Zoned
  • Equipment Attic Fan, Cable TV Hookup, Ceiling Fan, Gar Door Opener
  • Heating Natl Gas, Zoned
  • Sewage Type City/County

Water

  • Water Body Type City/County
  • WaterFront Description Not Waterfront

The Chesterfield Station Neighborhood

Chesterfield Station Homes For Sale
Chesterfield Station Homes For Sale

Looking for houses in the Chesterfield Station area in Virginia Beach? We can help! Here are the Chesterfield Station homes for sale!

Welcome to Chesterfield Station! What a great affordable way to get into the Hilltop area! This is a series of condos near Laskin Road and First Colonial Road. The whole neighborhood was built in the mid eighties. Insterstate 264 is about 1 minute away. Hilltop Shopping Center is right across the street. There are plenty of excellent dining establishments close by. There is a fair amount of nightlife in the area. neighborhoods in the area are Oceana Village, Oceana Gardens and Peppertree Condominiums. Condos in this area are in the First Colonial School Zone.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chesterfield Station. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Chesopeian Colony Neighborhood

Chesopeian Colony Homes For Sale
Chesopeian Colony Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Chesopeian Colony neighborhood in Virginia Beach? This is a premium location! Here are the Chesopeian Colony homes for sale!

Chesopeian Colony is a very desirable neighborhood located North of Virginia Beach Blvd at Lynnhaven Parkway. It is surrounded on 3 sides by tributaries of the Lynnhaven Bay. It has once entrance on Lynnhaven Parkway. Most of the homes were built in the late 50s to the 70s, although several new homes exist. For the most part, they are around 2000 square feet or more. The new homes are considerably larger. Many premium waterfront homes line the shore! Nearby shopping is fantastic! Several shops are located extremely close, but Lynnhaven Mall is a very short drive to the South.Interstate 264 is less than a minute away. Waterfront properties will enjoy a straight shot North through Lesner Bridge to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean via boat. Nearby neighborhood include London Bridge, Point Of Woods and Princess Anne Plaza. The area is served by Cox High School.

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Chesopeian Colony. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

The Ashville Park Neighborhood

Ashville Park Homes For Sale
Ashville Park Homes For Sale

Looking to move to the Ashville Park Area in Virginia Beach? Asheville Park is a great new neighborhood south of Oceana Naval Air Station.

The neighborhood is near Heron Ridge Golf Club and Sandbridge Road. This is a very very nice neighborhood, but you will have quite a commute to an interstate. However, you will have quick access to Fentress Airfield. Shopping is fantastic! At nearby Red Mill Commons there are tons of restaurants. There are several banks, fast food establishments, clothing stores, a Walmart, and several specialty stores. Ashville Park is near Red Mill, Pungo and Blackwater. This area goes to Kellam High School. Here are the Ashville Park homes for sale!

Search for homes buttonWe have a page with all the homes for sale in Ashville Park. Click on this button to see everything currently listed there.  When you find a home you would like to see, please let me know! Call (757)589-1237 and I will arrange a showing! Or, on the property, complete the Find Out More form and click submit. I will get information to you right away!

Why I Am A Realtor With Exit Realty Central

Exit Realty Central
Exit Realty Central

We have all sorts of training on all sorts of topics. We have monthly webinars from Exit Realty International. The head office arranges a professional in each month’s topic to speak to the whole company. They have been doing that since 2009. It is even cooler that we have access to every one using Exit‘s online business hub! We have in-house training for more colloquial topics, like what our in-house lender can do to help market our listings, contract training and Exit tools training.  We have international trainers in town to share their best top producing secrets with Exit agents.

We have free access to Exit eListings which creates websites, virtual tours, and fliers. It also creates a text lead capture that I have on my listings’ signs which will send the video tour to the recipient and give me their phone number while they are still watching the video in front of the house.

Real Estate Training
Real Estate Training

We have free access to Dotloop which is a digital signing tool and digital file repository. I create all my contracts digitally and print them out with most of it filled out already. It makes quick work of paperwork. We have free access to an amazing CRM called Promoshop. Exit Promoshop is built off of Sharper Agent. It allows me to follow up with leads over time. Buyers’ timelines are getting longer, if you haven’t noticed. When they first register for my amazing website, they may be 12 months from buying a home. If I am not in front of them for 12 months, I am not able to help them get a home!  Promoshop can take care of most of that for me.

We have “Make It Happen Monday” which gives me some accountability and helps me keep on track for doing money making activities. We have the Power Hour where a hired IT expert teaches us tech, online marketing, how to make marketing print material, fixes our computers, fixes our software, helps us with our cell phones or whatever tech stuff we want to accomplish.

Excellent Exit Culture
Excellent Exit Culture

We have a great sales meeting where we do affirmations, people share good things that have happened to them, and we learn the latest issues that affect us in our business. And the Friday of the monthly sales meeting, we get together at a local restaurant and just enjoy each other’s company. It is said, you are an average of the top 7 people you hang around.

 

And my favorite reason why I am at Exit Realty Central, is how much like a family we feel. I have heard everyone describe their office like that. But I know that if I need help with wording on a contract, the agents will help me instead of wishing me luck. And of course, the agents readily accept my help, when I can help them. The whole Exit culture is supportive. I don’t see much vicious competitiveness. I see some! But usually, they figure out that they don’t fit the company culture and move on.

I hope this post wasn’t too long to read. It was really easy to write. I hope you can tell the conviction with which I write this. I know that I am in the exact correct place to grow my business and get me on to the next level financially. I haven’t even begun to say what Exit Realty Virginia does for us, or Exit Realty International. I feel like I’m part of something very big and new!

And we are taught to ALWAYS ask for the order! For instance, if you are considering researching real estate offices to join in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, or Norfolk, please call me and I will meet with you and show you the office! Call me at (757)589-1237. If you have thought, “I wonder if I should be a Realtor. I need a job where I make more money when I work harder. I want to start my own business!” you should call me too! For THAT person, you should call (757)589-1237. If you thought “Hey, I have a home to sell and I need someone with experience, trained well and has an excellent support system to help” then THAT person should call (757)589-1237.  Ask for Tom! That’d be me 🙂

Larchmont Homes For Sale

LarchmontLarchmontRoad01.jpg is a extra beautiful neighborhood which is very ODU-centric. The neighborhood starts on the North side of Old Dominion University and continues North between the Lafayette River and Hampton Blvd. The north end is capped by a body of water called Edgewater Haven which flows into the Lafayette River. Your fastest access to the interstate will be up Hampton Blvd to Terminal Blvd (turn right) which will take you to Interstate 564. About a city block away is Interstate 64 which leads North to Hampton or South to Chesapeake. If you are looking for a nice place to pull your boat up to, you are in luck! There are plenty of homes here on navigable water with a dock!

ClickSeeButton.pngBluestone Playground is on the South end. It’s a nice playground right next to Foreman Field. There’s plenty of room for running.
Slightly North of there is the imaginatively named Brick Field. It is a field surrounded by brick. There’s not much more there and it’s good for Frisbee throwing and similar activities. Further North is Virginia Park. It is wooded and has a bench and tended grass. Far to the North is Myrtle Park. Myrtle park has a nice small track to walk around. The track has a nice bridge over the South end of Edgewater Haven. So it has an excellent, relaxing beautiful view!ForemanField01.jpg
You’re in luck for dining! D’Egg is a treat! They serve excellent breakfast dishes from morning time to early afternoon. And nearby is Taste @ Norfolk, a chain cafe featuring gourmet sandwiches and salads. ODU, of course, attracts a bunch of businesses that you will be quite close to. There is Subway, Miller’s Neighborhood Market, which sells gas too, Gray’s Pharmacy, Del Vecchios Pizza, No. 7 Chinese Fast Food, Taco Bell, Duncan Donuts, and CVS. LarchmontWater01.jpgBe sure to check out Westside Produce and Provisions on Colley Ave. There are usually several food establishments on Colley that tend to change hands over time, so look to see what is there. And as usual, there are at least 3 or 4 7-Elevens nearby.

Tidewater Gymnastics Academy is across Hampton Blvd and will provide your kids with various health-activity instruction. A little bit South of there is CrossFit 757 which is obviously a crossfit gym.

Schools serving this neighborhood are Larchmont Elementary School, Blair Middle School and Maury High School!

ODU01.jpgAt the time of this article, the median home in Larchmont is around $430,000, with the low end coming in around $170,000 and the high end coming in at around $1,450,000. That’s typical Norfolk with a wide variety of values. Average days on market for homes here in the last year was 70 which is healthy. Homes here wound up selling for 97% of the listing price, which is typical. Currently, there’s actually a home here for sale that was built in 1783. There are also several new construction homes available. A huge variety in year-built is another typical aspect of Norfolk neighborhoods.

I would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! If you would like more information, please fill out the form on the right and let’s get started!

The Kemps Village Neighborhood

Picture of Lake in Kemps Village
Kemps Village Homes For Sale

Kemps Village is an entire neighborhood of New Homes! The neighborhood is located off of Bonney Rd. It is extremely close to The Town Center of Virginia Beach. It is a short trip underneath Interstate 264 to get there. The neighborhood, Cornerstone, is North and the Interstate is North of that. Bonney Rd continues East to Witchduck Rd which connects with the Interstate. A local landmark and widely renowned State park, Mt. Trashmore!  Bonney Rd continues West to Independence Blvd. which also connects with the Interstate. To the South is the subdivision Kempsville Gardens, Kempsville Greens (Golf) and Kempsville High School! The neighborhood is not far from the Interchange (I264 and I64) so travel all over Coastal Virginia is easily accessible.

Kemps Village Neighborhood Sign
Kemps Village Neighborhood Sign

The neighborhood is small and quiet. Too small to have a park, however there is a beautiful neighborhood lake. Homes, here, are on the lake (Waterfront!) There is a very picturesque series of white-fenced sidewalks that circle the lake. It is definitely a pleasant walk all the way around! Nearby. Mount Trashmore Park is on 165 acres! You can burn off a couple of extra calories walking up and down the “Mountain”. Or if flatland is more your style, you can do laps around Lake Trashmore. The Lake Trail, as it is called, is a 1.5 mile trek. The Perimeter Trail goes around most of the park and is 2.2 miles. People often walk, jog, run, bike, skateboard, scoot and hover board around the trails. They are flat, so strollers are an option. Along the trails are outdoor fitness stations! Dogs are welcome!

Example Home in Kemps Village
Example Home in Kemps Village

There are 2 close-by Starbucks, a P.F. Chang’s, Keagan’s, Ruth’s Chris, Sonoma Wine Bar and Bistro, California Pizza Kitchen, The Cheesecake Factory, Cold Stone Creamery, and local hotspot coffee joint,  Daily Grind. Across the boulevard is Pembroke Mall and a bunch of excellent dining experiences! There is a nearby Walmart, Target, Kohls, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Krispy Kreme, Food Lion and my favorite, Best Buy! There are tons of other businesses in this area making it a desirable place to live and work with short commutes!

The Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA is close by as well as several crossfit gyms. The new UFC gym is West down Virginia Beach Blvd. And there is always Mt. Trashmore for a fresh walk around Lake Trashmore.
The schools for the area are Point O’ View Elementary, Larkspur Middle and Kempsville High School.
Kemps VIllage Homes For Sale ButtonI would love to show you more about this neighborhood! I can get you in to see any of the homes for sale here. I can call the listing agent and schedule a showing for you. And I can help you negotiate your price and terms! Or I could get you more information on this neighborhood. Call me at 757-589-1237 or visit my Kemps Village listings page.